Monthly Archives: January, 2023

Metro privatizes AV at Oregon Convention Center

On Dec. 18, a week before Christmas, all seven part-time AV technicians at the publicly-owned event space were laid off.

Washington County could pick a union ambulance firm

For the first time in decades, American Medical Response (AMR) has a chance to outbid anti-union Metro West.

Residential electricians get $4/hour increase

The one-year contract covers work on single-family homes, duplexes, and some multi-family buildings in Oregon and Washington.

Sound & Comm electricians get $3.43 raise

The one-year contract between IBEW Local 48 and NECA covers more than 750 workers in the Sound & Communications unit.

Multnomah County: You’ll get your pay … later

The county says workers won’t get retroactive raises—ratified in November with back pay stretching back to July—until February.

Portland laborers closer to strike

Laborers Local 483 and the City are far apart on wage negotiations, meaning workers across three City bureaus could strike in early February.

When the Labor Press battled the Klan

Here's the story of how this newspaper led a gutsy crusade against the hate group a century ago—then abruptly fell silent while the Klan rose to power.

Abortion support group recognizes union

The Beaverton-headquartered National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF) announced it would voluntarily recognize OPEIU Local 11 union representation.

Five New Seasons stores now unionized

Workers at all five stores unionized with the New Seasons Labor Union (NSLU), which formed in mid-2022 at the Seven Corners store.

Sending aid to union families in hardship

This year, the annual Presents from Partners project hosted by LCSA helped about 180 union families, including about 500 kids.

Union busters file disclosures at Schoolhouse Electric

Whatever they were paid, the consultants failed in their mission: Workers voted to unionize with IBEW Local 48 in August.

Judge tosses lawsuit against heat/smoke rules

A federal judge has dismissed a business group lawsuit that challenged new rules protecting Oregon workers from heat and smoke.